Check in for your morning departure time at the lighthouse at the Steamboat Natchez dock, Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River. With your tour group, board a comfortable coach and head out along the Great River Road, which parallels the Mississippi River all the way to Minnesota. During this tour, you'll visit the two plantations that you selected upon booking.
Whitney Plantation: Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public in 2014 for the first time as a museum dedicated to honoring and preserving slavery history in the South. Dating back to 1803, the plantation is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Oak Alley Plantation: See the long alley of 28 oak trees, each more than 250 years old, planted before the house was constructed in 1839. You can also check out the swampy area of cypress trees bordering the Mississippi River. This plantation is a U.S. National Historic Landmark, known for its Greek Revival architecture
Laura Plantation: The tour of this Louisiana Creole plantation, listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, is based on 5,000 pages of documents found in the French National Archives. Additional information comes from the memoir Memories of the Old Plantation Home, written by Laura Locoul Gore, which details 250 years of the people who lived and worked here.